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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > CCD Cameras ASTRO > Classified #239008

For Sale: ATWB POYear - Columbia Shuttle Passes by Venus on Last Flight

Ad No.: 239008
Seller: Anacortes Telescope
Posted: 12/31/2003 7:03 AM
Location: 9973 Padilla Heights Road
Anacortes, WA - United States
Phone: 800-850-2001
Ad Hits: 477
Title: Columbia Shuttle Passes by Venus on Last Flight
Submitted On: 12/25/2003
Photographer: Ronald Bissinger
Equipment Used: sony

The shuttle Columbia re-entered the atmosphere for the last time the morning of February 1, 2003. I videotaped the re-entry from Reno, NV as Columbia passed just above Venus in the southeastern pre-dawn sky. This shot is a composite of hundreds of frames from the video aligned and stacked using MaxIm with final processing using Photoshop. The trail of the shuttle shows irregularities caused by debris coming off of the damaged wing. The video as well as the digicam were given to NASA as part of their accident investigation. In the first few weeks following the accident I assisted the debris recovery team in their efforts to locate parts of the shuttle over southern Nevada based on analyses of the videotape...Ron Bissinger, Pleasanton, CA


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